The final data from May (2018) that we have to look at is Theft from Autos (TFAs). Through the end of May, our community experienced 298 reported TFAs. When reviewing the data (for the same timeframe) over the past four years, we see a 36% decrease this year (average of 464 TFAs over the past four years).
When looking at just the month of May (2018) and comparing it to the month of May (2017), we saw a 34% decrease this year (70 TFAs in May of 2018 and 106 TFAs in May of 2017).
Where the TFAs occurred in our city in May (2018):
- West: 11
- Midtown: 14
- South: 4
- Central: 10
- North: 6
- East: 25
Remember to lock up your vehicle, even if in a garage, and do not leave valuables in plain sight. It is also not a good idea to leave your keys in the vehicle, even if in the garage.
The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 5:00 a.m. on 06/17/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 06/18/2018, MPD received 422 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 422 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (74), East (67), Midtown (63), North (73), South (48), West (56), and Other (41). Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City. For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".
1) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:38 a.m. Officers responded to Moorland Rd for a disturbance. Officers arrived and found the outside apartment door and an interior bedroom door damaged (kicked-in). Investigation revealed that the victim (24-year-old AAF) locked her doors in fear of the suspect (34-year-old AAM). The suspect kicked in both doors to confront the victim. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
2) NORTH: Attempt to Locate – 7:58 a.m. Officers received a text from a community member that a wanted person was in her north side residence. The suspect (22-year-old AAM) fled prior to officers' arrival. Suspect at-large. Investigation continuing.
3) WEST: Crash – 10:08 a.m. Officers responded to a crash that occurred on Gammon/Odana Rd. The driver/suspect (29-year-old WF) ran a red signal and collided with another vehicle. The suspect driver was cited for the red signal violation and released from the scene.
4) WEST: Strong Arm Robbery – 12:19 p.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on Watts/Gammon where a suspect (28-year-old WM) grabbed cash from a victim (35-year-old AAF) and fled. The victim's boyfriend gave chase, caught the suspect and detained him until officers arrived. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
5) EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:41 p.m. Officers responded to Acewood Blvd for a disturbance. Officers had been at the same location earlier in the day and no charges were substantiated (parties separated). The suspect (33-year-old WM) returned to the residence several hours later and caused a disturbance (kicking doors and insisting that he be able to see the children). The victim (34-year-old WF) and two children (ages 12 and 6) were present at the time. The suspect was arrested on domestic-related charges (disorderly conduct). Several firearms were removed from the home for temporary safekeeping. Investigation continuing.
6) WEST: Disturbance – 4:15 p.m. Officers responded to Prairie Rd for a disturbance that involved a tire iron. No charges were substantiated, however, there was a subject on scene that was arrested based on the fact that there was probable cause for a previous incident. The suspect (20-year-old AAM) was conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:53 p.m. Officers responded to Hoard St for a subject down on the ground unconscious. Officers arrived and the subject was conscious and talking. The subject had some visible injuries that she denied knowing how they occurred. Meanwhile, officers made contact with a male subject who stated the female was his girlfriend and they became separated. The male subject said he called the police because he was concerned for her welfare. There was information relayed that the male and female were in the process of buying/using drugs. The female subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Investigation continuing.
8) SOUTH: Battery – 7:03 p.m. Officers responded to Gilson St for a report of a battery. The victim (turned out to be suspect) reported that he punched two female juveniles as he thought they took his phone (which they did not). The suspect (16-year-old AAM) was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for battery. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.
9) EAST: Disturbance – 7:59 p.m. Officers responded to Atwood Ave for a suspect (13-year-old WM) causing a disturbance and throwing food at staff. The suspect was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
10) NORTH: Child Abuse – 8:56 p.m. Officers received a report that a 7-year-old AAM (victim) was hit by his father's girlfriend (21-year-old AAF suspect). The victim's half-brother (8-year-old AAM) attempted to protect the victim and was choked/pushed by the suspect for his actions. Neither victim will be exposed to the suspect at this time/safety plans in effect. Child Protective Services notified. Investigation continuing.
11) NORTH: Residential Burglary – 9:42 p.m. Officers responded to a north side residence where the homeowner reported that four handguns were missing from his residence. No signs of forced entry to the home. Investigation continuing.
12) EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:44 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Hwy 30/E. Washington Ave where the caller (who refused to identify herself) reported, that while she was driving, she was almost hit by another driver/vehicle and that an occupant in the vehicle had a gun. Both vehicles suspected to be involved were located and stopped. No gun was located. No charges were substantiated.
13) MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:43 a.m. Officers responded to the 800 block of W. Washington Ave for a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old HF). Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
14) EAST: Retail Theft – 2:44 a.m. Officers responded to a grocery store on E. Washington Ave for a theft complaint. A suspect (24-year-old WM) was contacted and a handgun was located in his backpack. The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, bail jumping and issued a citation for retail theft.
15) WEST: Armed Robbery – 2:54 a.m. A victim (35-year-old WM) reported having a gun pulled on him around Schroeder Rd/McKenna Blvd/Chapel Hill Rd area after he stopped for a vehicle that had its hazards on to see if he could assist. The victim reported that he punched the suspect in the face and the suspect dropped the gun and fled in a vehicle. The victim took the gun, went back to his residence and contacted police. Press release completed. Investigation continuing.